Searching Email From Certain User

Clicking on the profile picture of a sender quickly brings up all the email you've ever exchanged with them.

Perfect for referencing that last conversation or checking out your history with them.

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    Justin Poovey

    Additionally, if there is a specific topic / keyword used in previous emails to another address (or domain), you can also enter that into the search box to find ONLY those emails...

    Really like the product! Keep it up!

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    Pdm004

    For me this also brings up any other email they've ever been addressed on with me, since it just searches globally for their email and not just "from" their email.  As a result I don't just see only emails from them, but everyone.  Of the first 50 emails as a result, only 3 were actually directly from or to that individual.  All the others were where we were both joint recipients.  Utterly useless as a search tool.  Same with just typing in their name.

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    Gmf4

    Is there a way of searching for an email from a specific person if you don't have any others from them to click on?

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    Joel Richard

    This search is not very useful for the reason already noted by Pdm004.  I need to be able to search for emails that are "from" a certain user.  

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    Gmf4

    Is there any work being done on developing this feature Mailbird?  We really would love to have it - I am happy with your Program except for this!

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    Joel Richard

    I agree with Gmf4, it is a great product.  I use the Moo.do add-on and it lets me do everything in one place with the exception of email searches which I'm forced to use my Outlook email client for.  I have to run two email clients to function.  :(

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    Pdm004

    Like Joel, I'm still forced to Go outside mailbird to just do a simple search for emails FROM someone else, because the search doesn't just include from/to emails. It takes me forever to sift through and find the email I'm looking for. Usually I actually load gmail to do my searches. What a pain...

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    Richard Thompson Sr

    Having to leave mailbird to do a "from" search is a deal breaker.  Not a qualified Outlook replacement.

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    Mika Tuomi

    I have just switched to Mailbird from Thunderbird. All is good and I like the general layout and feeling. But I do miss the "search folders" from Thunderbird. I love not to sort and move the emails to a certain folder, but rather have a virtual search folder for the people I often receive important messages from. 

    I wish a function like this would be introduced. I want to stay with Mailbird, especially after paying for the premium.

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    Mika Tuomi

    I have been used Mailbird for a week now, but not being able to sort easily by sender or having a search folder feature makes me extremely unproductive. Going back to Thunderbird for now. It's a shame, I really like the look and feel of the Mailbird.

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    Croxcatto Maria Ivana

    I would like to be able to search in the mail within a given folder. I am copying/moving certain mails to that folder and then, I want to be able to search only in that folder. Is that possible? What search operators should be used? Thank you!

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    Gmf4

    Croxcatto Maria Ivana I'm not sure if this is what you mean but try this:- 

    Click on the folder you want to search in

    A search icon (magnifying glass) will appear at the top next to the folder name

    Click on that and enter the name you want to search then press enter

    this will bring up everything that person has ever been mentioned in

    This is not completely ideal but it is something

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    Croxcatto Maria Ivana

    Thank you, Gmf4, but no, that is not the feature I am looking for. I mean something like what Gmail has that you can choose a folder. That folder name appears in the search box as "label:foldername" (where foldername is the actual name of the folder), and then you add "+ yourquery" and the results will be just those mails INSIDE that folder that match your query.

    In my job, I deliver tasks, then I get reports on those tasks. I need to look for specific words within these reports (which I group in a specific folder) to check how they have been corrected or not. Searching in my entire mail base is not useful in this case, because reviewing the results is too time consuming. I need the search to be specific.

    Right now, I am opening Gmail on the browser to make use of this search, but it would be great to have this feature in Mailbird :)

    Thank you!

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